The second week of an NFL season is always about trying to figure out what was real in Week 1. Is Chicago running back Tarik Cohen really a rookie sensation, or did Mike Glennon just fall in love with short passes against an Atlanta defense that conceded 14 catches to James White in the Super Bowl?
Rookie running backs were all the rage in Week 1, but if you are willing to pay a near-premium for Kareem Hunt this week, do keep in mind that he played only 58 percent of the snaps in New England. Snap counts and touches are always important to note.
Speaking of New England, the Patriots-Saints matchup is really the key to building your Week 2 lineups in DFS. A ton of points are expected in a game that features two Hall of Fame quarterbacks and two very shaky defenses. The Packers visiting Atlanta is another offensive showdown, but we also have to make sense of Pittsburgh's very talented offense after a slow start in Cleveland, and whether Sam Bradford is leading a strong Minnesota offense this year.
You can count on more touchdowns this week after the slow start the league got off to in Week 1. However, it would be for the best to fade any contests with the Thursday night game. Even in seasons where they didn't look terrible, the Bengals and Texans played very low-scoring games.
Here are the best and worst fantasy matchups for Week 2:
(Note: References to defensive rankings are based on Football Outsiders' DVOA metric, explained here).